Costs and scholarships

Invest in your future

Your education is the most important investment you can make. By opening yourself to the world of ideas and new experiences and by preparing to launch a career, you are establishing a foundation for a rich, dynamic life. Not to mention, boosting your earning potential!

It’s no secret that higher education comes at a price. But at WMU, not only do we offer an impressive range of nationally recognized programs, we also work to keep our classes small and support you with career planning services. In addition, we strive to maintain affordable tuition rates and support qualified students with scholarships and financial aid.

Financial aid and scholarships

Applying for financial aid can be overwhelming. We recommend starting the process with our Financial Aid Application Checklist. PDF. After completing the initial steps, described in the checklist, give us a call at (269) 387-6000. Our experts can help you to take the next step in applying for financial aid and scholarships.

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Cost of attendance overview

The table displayed below presents an overview of the costs of attendance for first-time students at WMU's campus during the fall and spring semesters. Visit the WMU tuition and fees page for full details and explanation of our tuition, fees, and related policies.

Estimated Cost of Attendance
Fall Semester 2011 and Spring Semester 2012

Michigan Resident Non-resident
Full-time (24-30 credit hours): tuition and fees $9,606*    $22,338*   
Room and Board (15 meal plan) $8,045      $8,045     
One-Time Records Initiation Fee $300      $300     
Total $17,951** $30,683**

*Required tuition and fees for freshmen and sophomores
**Be sure to add variable costs for books, supplies and personal expenses.


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